Overview

Columbia Gas, as a MassSave partner, offers free energy audits for homeowners, business owners, and renters, as well as incentives to implement the recommended energy improvement measures. An energy audit is an important first step to determine what opportunities might exist in your home or business to reduce energy use, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. The City wants to track participation of Springfield residents and businesses in these programs to determine progress toward the identified goal to increase participation 20% by 2020.

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Number of Participating Customers

We measure participation in energy efficiency programs through the total number of Columbia Gas customers that have engaged in either an energy audit or installed efficiency measures.

Our Data & Goals
  • 2,388

     

    2016

    Baseline
  • 2,866

     

    2020

    Goal
Our Data & Goals
2016

Baseline

2,388

 
2020

Goal

2,866

 
Charts & Graphs

What Does this Chart Show Us?

The graph at the left looks at the number of Springfield Columbia Gas customers that have completed an energy audit and/or installed some of the recommended measures from the audit.

What Does this Chart Show Us?

Here we are looking at the participation rates at each stage of the program. In 2016, there were 1,752 energy audits completed.

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Strategies to Increase Participation in Efficiency Programs

Through the development of the Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP), the following strategies were identified to increase participation in efficiency programs.

  • Form partnerships between landlords, housing court, receivers, businesses, and the SHA, to market Mass Save programs.
  • Implement national best practices for energy efficiency in homeowner and rental properties.
  • Encourage homeowners and rental property owners to fully participate in all eligible Mass Save programs.
  • Create an energy performance tracking and annual reporting system for commercial and multi-family properties.

How You Can Help

  • Take an online home energy assessment

    The easiest way to start understanding your opportunities for saving money on heating, cooling, and electricity in your home is with an online home energy assessment through Mass Save. Check it out today.

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  • Already know what needs an upgrade in your home?

    Check out all of the incentive programs that Mass Save has for everything from heating and cooling equipment to appliances.

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  • Find out where you can save energy in your home with a thermal image!

    ener-G-save uses thermal imaging to help Pioneer Valley homeowners learn how they can make their homes more comfortable, valuable and energy efficient! Check them out!

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